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'advances'

Overview of noun advance
1. progress, progression, advance -- (a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops")

2. improvement, betterment, advance -- (a change for the better; progress in development)

3. overture, advance, approach, feeler -- (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")

4. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion -- (the act of moving forward (as toward a goal))

5. advance, cash advance -- (an amount paid before it is earned)

6. advance, rise -- (increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market")


Overview of verb advance
1. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

2. advance, throw out -- (bring forward for consideration or acceptance; "advance an argument")

3. boost, advance, supercharge -- (increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit")

4. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

5. advance, bring forward -- (cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")

6. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference")

7. progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up -- (develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up")

8. advance -- (develop further; "We are advancing technology every day")

9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work")

10. advance -- (pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?")

11. advance, set ahead -- (move forward; "we have to advance clocks and watches when we travel eastward")

12. advance, gain -- (rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today")



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